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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: white marlin] #7315184
07/27/21 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by white marlin
will a .410 pattern tight enough to dust English sparrows at 20 yards?



Yup, if you use finer shot it won't be a problem. # 8 shot = good, #4 shot = not so much. grin




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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315207
07/27/21 05:47 PM
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You can kill anything with a .410 that you can a 12ga. if you use it correctly. There are lots of successful turkey hunters using them these days and I've likely killed more pheasants with a .410 than any other gauge. I buy a box or two when its available and somewhat affordable and that keeps in supply when its harder to find.

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: white marlin] #7315208
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Yes sir - it will definitely kill birds at 20 yards ...

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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315216
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even tiny ones?

grin


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: white marlin] #7315227
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Originally Posted by white marlin
even tiny ones?
grin

The finer the shot the better at close range like 20 yards. 9 shot or even 10's or 12's. Smaller shot means more per oz, that make a denser patter, 10s and 12s are not common, but I have a case of 12s.
Can some one post a picture of a box of 410 shells that says 2 3/4s on it. As far as I know they were never a factory round. 2 1/2" yes 3" yes.


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: ~ADC~] #7315229
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
You can kill anything with a .410 that you can a 12ga. if you use it correctly. There are lots of successful turkey hunters using them these days and I've likely killed more pheasants with a .410 than any other gauge. I buy a box or two when its available and somewhat affordable and that keeps in supply when its harder to find.


I agree 100%. Iíve loaded a bunch of 410 shells with TSS. Makes it just as effective if not more effect than larger gauges. You should see the looks I get when I show up to the goose field with a 410!


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: MJM] #7315231
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Originally Posted by MJM
Can some one post a picture of a box of 410 shells that says 2 3/4s on it. As far as I know they were never a factory round. 2 1/2" yes 3" yes.


that one's on me.

but in all fairness, I said I never had one...


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315232
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.410 comes in 2 1/2" or 3".

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: coonlove] #7315233
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Originally Posted by coonlove
.410 comes in 2 1/2" or 3".


I stand corrected.

Thanks.


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315234
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anyone else?


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Foxpaw] #7315237
07/27/21 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Foxpaw
I've seen more 28 gauge shells sitting on the shelves the last few months than I've seen the rest of my entire life. Just seems strange.


Remember all the people saying buy a 12 or 20 ga, .243, .30-06 etc... you'll always be able to get ammo for the popular gauges/calibers.... bla, bla, bla... guess who's happy now that they have some less popular ones! laugh

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315242
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Maddog, I'll keep an eye out around here. Shotgun shells haven't been nearly as scarce as rifle/pistol around here... However .410 is always a bit of a novelty in this area, not real common even in the best of times.

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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: white marlin] #7315262
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Originally Posted by white marlin
I take it the 3 inch shells are better for squirrel? what about pests around the house? how far are the 2 3/4 effective for vermin?

(guess you can tell I don't have a .410...yet)

I like the 2 3/4 # 7 1/2 shot for vermin and # 4 shot - 3 inch magnum for knocking squirrels down. My thoughts are less shot but bigger size to poke through the squirrels hide. Not too many in the meat. Sometimes I have to wait a minute or two for the bushy tail to lose his grip and fall.

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your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315265
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uh oh....


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315267
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I stocked up when Walmart had them for $6.95 for 25 2 3/4 # 6 and 7 1/2 the 3 inch were $9.95 a box. I have saved every hull to reload someday. I have a couple thousand #209 primers and no re loader yet. Wish they made the Lee Load All in .410


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Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7315330
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I agree that there are a lot of 28 gauge shells out there. I shoot a 20 and a 28 Wingmaster almost exclusively and just loaded up 500 rounds of 28 in #6s and #8s I use #6 for rabbit and squirrel and #8s for doves. The 20 Gauge is an older fixed full choke Magnum that I use when hunting Pheasant a couple of times each year. I did buy a really nice .410 HR Topper a couple of weeks ago but don't have any shells for it so wont take it out for squirrel this year unless i come across a couple boxes of shells.

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315348
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Came across a estate sale had 30 boxes all with a 79 cent on them. All 3 inch along with 5 boxes of slugs.
Did I mention paper jacketed.

Used them on a scoped o/u they were deadly to 35 yards on gophers.....if you saw the eyes....boom....over 35 yards the 22 mag barked.

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315443
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I have three .410s. A Winchester 9410 ( lever action, looks like a model 94 ), a Savage 301 ( gonna use it with TSS with the grandkids ), and a Judge pistol.

Re: NEED .410 SHELLS [Re: Maddog47] #7315488
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I watched my 9 year old son shoot 11 doves out of the sky with a 410. Most of them were over 30 yards. The last one he killed was so far away that I hesitate for fear of ridicule to say how far I thought it was when he made contact with it. I had begun to holler at him that he was wasting ammunition, then the bird fell out of the sky! I shut my mouth and shook my head.

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